2019 Mazzanti Evantra 771
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In case you were unaware, Mazzanti Automobili is a high-performance supercar producer based out of Italy. The company was first established in 2002 and specializes in building just a single nameplate - the Evantra. Over the years, Mazzanti has created a few variations on the Evantra, including the Evantra Millecavalli, a four-figure monster first introduced in 2016. The more recent follow-up to that outrageous twin-turbocharged speed machine is called the 771, and it was designed to slot between the Millecavalli and the base-model Evantra with a little extra under the hood, an update to the aero package, and a modernized interior.
Continue reading to learn more about the Mazzanti Evantra 771.
2019 Mazzanti Evantra 771
Horsepower @ RPM:771 @ 7700
Torque @ RPM:642 @ 6890
0-60 time:2.85 sec.
Top Speed:209 mph
Mazzanti Evantra 771 Exterior Styling
- Purposeful appearance
- Shaped used CFD
- Aluminum body panels
- LED lighting signatures
- New aero package upgrades over the standard model
- More downforce tanks to new splitter, rear wing
- Unique doors
- Boxy rear end
While the standard Evantra offers plenty of visual impact, the 771 ups the ante even further thanks to a host of unique aero enhancements.
Before we dive into the specifics of what makes the Evantra 771 unique, let’s first explore the base model Evantra. The original design comes from the pen of founder Luca Mazzanti, and the look is both aggressive and chunky, with tons of features added front to back to give it a unique, yet purposeful look. There’s definitely no question this thing was designed with speed as its top priority.
Indeed, Mazzanti says the Evantra’s shape was sculpted using computational fluid dynamics simulations, while the entire body is made from hand-formed aluminum panels. The wheels are pushed to the outer corners of the vehicle, creating extremely short overhangs at both ends, and the profile reveals a low, squat stance and coupe-like roofline. LED lighting signatures add extra gloss to the front end.
While the standard Evantra is certainly not lacking when it comes to visual impact, the 771 ups the ante even further, implementing a ton of new aero enhancements to create a somewhat unique style.
Up front, the 771 gains a restyled fascia and a new front splitter, with a deep central intake and a pairing of side intakes to gulp down the fresh atmosphere. Up top, there’s a new intake added to the roof as well, presumably to help force feed the mid-mounted engine without creating an abundance of aerodynamic drag. The front hood gets the usual muscular bulges, while vents close to the windshield help to keep the nose firmly planted to the tarmac.
Further upgrades are seen in the profile, where the 771 gets revamped sideview mirrors with thin stalks and small lower winglets. The large side intakes remain as is, hovering above huge side skirts that jut out from the lower body, keeping the rushing atmosphere where it belongs.
The weird doors are part style, part functional, opening up and out from rear hinges.
The weird doors are part style, part functional, opening up and out from rear hinges. The opening for ingress and egress looks particularly small, but the setup should help to provide additional bracing low down on the chassis, which in turn helps to keep it stiff and the handling sporty.
Finally, in the rear, the 771 gets a new wing, which was added to the trailing edge of the tail as a replacement for the standard Evantra’s much smaller wing. The shape is similar, but taller, and the 771’s wing gets a pair of black side extensions that mimic the shape of the lower diffuser element. The whole rear end is boxy in its appearance, with hard angles added for extra style points. The exhaust is centrally placed and uses two trapezoidal tips to get the job done.
Indeed, while it might not look terribly different from the standard Evantra, Mazzanti definitely took care to give the 771 the proper exterior upgrades, all in the name of greater performance.
“The pure design of the Evantra is also enriched by a stylish and functional aerodynamic package whose main purpose is exploiting every single cubic centimeter of air, making it a useful ally in increasing the downforce of the car at high speed and while cornering,” Mazzanti says.
And while much of the Evantra is customizable, the 771 is shown here comes with some rather impressive exterior styling colors. The blue and gold scheme looks good to us, and helps demonstrate what’s possible for the aesthetic.
Mazzanti Evantra 771 Exterior Dimensions
|Overall Length||4,325 mm (170.3 inches)|
|Overall Width||1,980 mm (78 inches)|
|Overall Height||1,225 mm (48.2 inches)|
Mazzanti Evantra 771 Interior Design
- Useable, daily-driver friendly
- Tailored driving position for each customer
- Broad, unique dashboard design
- High-end materials throughout
- Enormous shift paddles
- Optional racing steering wheel with digital readout
- Upgraded infotainment bits
- Cargo space in the rear
- Tons of customization options
Note: standard Mazzanti Evantra pictured here.
The Mazzanti Evantra 771 offers loads of performance attitude, but Mazzanti says it’s still comfortable enough for everyday use.
Clearly, the Mazzanti Evantra 771 offers customer loads of performance attitude and racy cues, but Mazzanti says it’s still comfortable enough for everyday use. To that end, the upholstery includes high-end treatment and acres of leather, including a special aniline leather application with a particularly soft-touch appeal.
The driving position is also unique between each example, as owners get to set theirs up to taste courtesy of a special meeting at the Mazzanti Atelier. As a result, Mazzanti says the Evantra provides a cabin that will “fit perfectly, as a precious tailor-made suit.”
The layout itself is a mix of colors and shapes, with a broad, horizontal aesthetic that takes after the exterior styling in terms of chunkiness, giving it a bit of composite appearance. It’s not really streamlined, but rather, it incorporates disparate parts to create a cohesive whole, with carbon faces, aluminum surrounds, leather panels, and other bits and pieces splayed across the surface. The door panels also incorporate some of these styling elements, with quilted upholstery and geometric cuts in the armrests.
Of course, for all its spruced-up luxury stuff, the Evantra comes with a good deal of performance intentions as well. That includes positively enormous paddle shifters on the flanks of the three-spoke steering wheel, which also gets upscale trim along the upper rim, a flat bottom, large hand bolsters at the 10 and 2, and contrast stitching for the wrapping. The standard steering wheel comes with an airbag, but there’s also a racing steering wheel option offered with more performance touches, such as a digital center section and LED shift lights to indicate the perfect shift points.
There’s also a single-button engine starter that gets decked out in the Italian colors, while the center console gets a floating knob to twist and set it into the various drive modes.
The Mazzanti Evantra 771 comes with a new digital dashboard and a new infotainment system as well, both of which help to underline its credibility as a daily driver.
Back on the usability front, the Mazzanti Evantra 771 comes with a new digital dashboard and a new infotainment system as well, both of which help to underline its credibility as a daily driver. Bluetooth support keeps your devices connected, while an additional screen and new digital instrumentation help you keep tabs on all the vitals.
“The choice of adopting new digital elements as well as more simple styles, underlines the unique characteristic of all the Mazzanti cars to be extremely customizable, appearing as blank portraits on which the client is guided in drawing his or her own wishes,” Mazzanti explains.
Another solid practicality feature is the available space in the trunk, where the Evantra gets a small cargo area just behind the engine to place a weekend getaway bag or a few odds and ends.
Finally, the Evantra once again offers a variety of customization options for the interior, just like the exterior spec. That means the colors, materials, and features can get upgraded to suit your taste, and with it all matched to your custom driving position, the cabin should offer a nice bit of kit overall.
Mazzanti Evantra 771 Drivetrain And Performance
- Mid-engine, RWD layout
- N/A 7.0-liter V-8
- 771 hp (+20 hp), 642 lb-ft (+8 lb-ft)
- Estimated 0-to-60 mph at 3 seconds
- Estimated top speed of 209 mph
- Optional carbon brakes
- Curb weight around 2,800 pounds
- Huge Pirelli tires
Note: standard Mazzanti Evantra pictured here.
The 771 ups the ante with extra power to complement the revised aero package. The “771” nomenclature should give you a hint as to where this is headed.
Like any other proper supercar, the Mazzanti Evantra 771 utilizes a mid-engine, RWD drivetrain layout, mounting a naturally aspirated 7.0-liter V-8 powerplant in the middle of the machine to turn the rear wheels. However, unlike the base model Evantra, the 771 ups the ante with extra power to complement the revised aero package.
The “771” nomenclature should give you a hint as to where this is headed - indeed, it’s a nod to the peak output, as the V-8 motivation was uprated to a mind-warping 771 horsepower at 7,700 rpm. Meanwhile, torque also gets a boost, up to 870 Nm (642 pound-feet) at at 6,890 rpm.
Compared to the standard Evantra, the 771 throws in about 20 extra horses and 8 pound-feet extra pound-feet, as the former model makes 751 horsepower and 634 pound-feet total.
The 771 upgrade is also available to owners of the standard Mazzanti Evantra, leading us to believe that it’s most likely a very simple refit.
Mazzanti declined to provide specifics on how exactly it managed to massage out an additional 20 horsepower and 8 pound-feet of torque from the ‘eight, but did mention that the same upgrade was also available to owners of the standard Mazzanti Evantra, leading us to believe that it’s most likely a very simple refit (something like an ECU retune would probably do the trick).
That said, it’s probably safe to assume that the majority of the engine’s specs are indeed a carryover from the standard Evantra. Standouts include a 11:1 compression ratio, a dry-sump lubrication system, and the incorporation of titanium for the valves and connecting rods. Slick.
It should also be noted that the Mazzanti Automobili website lists the 771 as rocking an engine capacity of “7400 cc.” Of course, we’re thinking this is probably a mistake on Mazzanti’s part, but it bears mentioning all the same.
Unfortunately, Mazzanti declined to outline how the extra power and aero stuff affect the actual performance numbers, such as acceleration and top speed, but given how close the 771 is compared to the standard Evantra, there’s a few assumptions we can make here as well. Let’s start with the sprint to 60 mph, which takes less than 3 seconds in the standard Evantra, which means the 771 will most likely shave off a tenth at best. The standard Evantra will also max out with top speed 360 kph, or 224 mph, and even though its got more power, we think the 771’s greater levels of downforce will slow it down significantly, possibly shaving off as much as 15 mph at the other end.
The standard Evantra takes less than 3 seconds to sprint to 60 mph, which means the 771 will most likely shave off a tenth at best.
However, one component that’s a straight carryover is the transmission, with the 771 once again utilizing the standard Evantra’s race-style six-speed sequential gearbox.
Under the skin, the Evantra’s chassis is a high-tensile boxed-section frame made from a blend of standard steel and molybdenum chrome (molybdenum chrome is known more commonly as chromoly steel). The roll cage is also made from molybdenum chrome, and Mazzanti brags that the subframe is connected to the monocoque with just 14 bolts.
The Evantra’s fuel tank is placed between the front axle and the cockpit, which gives the engine and drivetrain a better position inside the chassis, which in turn helps to even out the overall weight distribution. Speaking of which, the supercar’s curb weight comes to 1,300 kg, or 2,866 pounds, which is roughly equivalent to a Toyota 86 with a supermodel in the passenger seat (not that that would ever happen).
To help manage the weight, the Evantra 771’s suspension setup utilizes MacPherson struts both in front and in back, with adjustability offered to hone yours to your handling tastes. There’s also a pair of drive modes to choose from, including “Strada - Street” and “Corsa - Race.”
Throwing the anchor is a big brake package from Brembo.
Throwing the anchor is a big brake package from Brembo, which includes large discs measuring in at 380 mm (15 inches) in front and 360 mm (14.2 inches) in the rear. For those who are concerned about repeated hot stops (perhaps a track day is order?), Mazzanti offers the Evantra with a carbon ceramic disc package that comes as an optional extra. Either way, the calipers are 6-pot units in front and 4-pot units in the rear.
The wheels are lightweight units from OZ Racing, with the fronts sized at 9.5 inches in width and 20 inches in diameter. Meanwhile, the rear wheels measure in at a staggered 12 inches of width, although the diameter matches the front at 20 inches. Pirelli is on hand to provide the the grip thanks to its classic P Zero rubber, a compound used on countless supercars in the past. This time around, the tires measure in at 255/30R20 in front and a sizable 325/25R20 in the rear.
|Mazzanti Evantra 771 Performance Specs|
|Drivetrain Layout||Mid-engine, RWD|
|Engine||N/A 7.0-liter V-8|
|Horsepower||771 hp @ 7,700 rpm|
|Torque||642 lb-ft @ 6,890 rpm|
|0-to-60 mph||2.85 seconds (est.)|
|Top Speed||209 mph (est.)|
|Chassis||Steel frame with chromoly|
|Suspension Type||MacPherson strut|
|Brakes||15-in front (6-pot), 14.2-in rear (4-pot)|
|Wheels||OZ Racing (9.5 x 20 front, 12 x 20 rear)|
|Tires||Pirelli P Zero (255/30 front, 325/25 rear)|
|Curb Weight||2,866 pounds|
Mazzanti Evantra 771 Prices
No exact price was given, but considering the company is only making five examples a year, you can bet it’s gonna be expensive.
The Mazzanti Evantra 771 made its big public debut at the Bologna Auto Show in 2016, with sales kicking off in the spring of 2017.
As previously mentioned, the boutique automaker offers a host of customization options, both inside and out, which means pricing can vary greatly between examples.
What’s more, Mazzanti has declined to list any exact figure when it comes to the price tag, but considering the company is only making five examples a year, you can bet it’s gonna be expensive.
That said, if we were to guess, we’d say around $800,000 should fit the bill.
Mazzanti Evantra 771 Competition
Here’s our first competitor for the Italian-bred Evantra 771, and believe it or not, this one comes from Scandinavia. It’s called the ST1, and it comes from the boutique supercar-maker Zenvo. It might sound a bit odd, but this thing is quite serious indeed, rocking a twin-charged (that is, both supercharged and turbocharged) 6.8-liter V-8 placed just behind the cockpit. Power comes to a heady 1,104 horsepower and 1,050 pound-feet of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels by way of either a six-speed manual transmission, or a seven-speed paddle-shifting automatic. Despite its huge power advantage, the Zenvo still takes just 3 seconds to hit 60 mph. Top speed, however, bests the Evantra 771 by a wide margin, maxing out an astonishing 233 mph.
Read our full review on the2010 Zenvo ST1.
Rebranded from Gumpert to Apollo a few years back, this German supercar producer makes some seriously quick machines. The Apollo N is a prime example, taking the original formula laid out by the original Gumpert Apollo and giving the volume knob a nice twist. Outside, the styling is all function, while the interior is composed of a revised instrument cluster and a simplified two-seater layout. However, the real draw is in the engine bay, where the N mounts a twin-turbo 4.2-liter V-8 that cranks out 690 horsepower and 649 pound-feet of torque. Properly applied, it’s enough to propel this machine to 60 mph in just 3 seconds flat, while top speed is rated at 224 mph.
Read our full review of the 2017 Apollo N.
We’d be lying if we said the Evantra 771 was anything other than a way of providing incredible performance and a thrilling drive.
All told, there’s a lot to like about the Evantra 771. First off, it’s quite striking to look at, with a unique, yet purposeful appearance. It’s also quite comfortable, at least relatively speaking, offering a surprising degree of luxury and practicality for a vehicle so obviously hellbent on creating speed. Third, it’s very exclusive, with just five created annually.
However, we’d be lying if we said these characteristics were anything other than a way of providing incredible performance and a thrilling drive, and in that respect, we think the Evantra 771 delivers.
Indeed, the Evantra is very fast, keeping pace with both the boutique supercar segment and the majority of the mainstream segment as well. That said, there are a few things that give us pause - for example, the lack of official specs on what impact the new aero package and power upgrade has on performance. More stick and a trickle extra power are never bad things, but we wanna know how exactly the 771 gear makes the Evantra a better performer. Numbers, please.
Truth be told, we’re not totally sold on the styling.
Secondly, we’re not totally sold on the styling. Yeah, it’s unique, but we wouldn’t exactly call it beautiful. And that’s a shame, especially coming from an Italian marque.
That said, at the end of the day, this isn’t a car you buy with logic - you buy it with passion and zeal, maybe because you disagree with our opinion on the styling and think that extra power and wing are never a bad thing. You might not be wrong. And hey, it’s not like you’ll ever run into another one on the street.
Read our full review on the 2017 Mazzanti Evantra Millecavalli.